Heads Up To Newbies Having Trouble
I just spent a week trying to get Fedora Core 4 running on my Thinkpad T21 laptop. And, needless to say, I learned a ton about Linux in the process. I can now naivgate at the command prompt untaring and bunzip2ing like crazy. But I still suffered from a host of hardware problems I could not solve.
Finally, after reading some forums about popular distros, I decided to give the newest version of MEPIS a whirl.
All I can say is: MEPIS where have you been all my life?
This distro was a breeze to install and EVERYTHING seems to work out of the box.
If you want to migrate easily and don't want to become a LINUX expert before you can get your soundcard to work consider giving this distro a try. Might save a lot of headaches.